Short and Sweet. The Clubs PA is available for Hire. Special Conditions apply. Contact Bert Parrant 027 3548155. Club members can now get a 10% reduction on musical equipment and services from the businesses listed in our slideshow. During the Big Band Festival on Labour weekend Workshops will be held at Ara Music Arts. The fantastic Steve Gadd will conduct a Drum Clinic and James Carter a Saxophone Clinic. Local legend Doug Caldwell will feature at the Nut Point gallery when the STUS BREW concert is on. Drumming son Kere will also perform. Entertainer Janice Grey is still working the boards at Trenchs on sundays with Bob Heinz and Mike Kime. Hagley School Band Afrosuede, under the direction of Nanako Sato recently played a concert for the Musicians club KML series and showed us music is in good hands. St Andrews School Band won the top award this year under the direction of Duncan Ferguson. Now hear this! This is not fake news. Local Boy Marlon Williams has got himself a gig in a film with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. The original 1976 film was, A Star is Born starring Barbara Streisand. Our Christchurch Pop Choir are to perform next year at Carngie Hall. They are also seeking a new Artistic Director. The Folk Club is still going great guns on sundays at the Irish Society Club hall, 29 Domain terrace and is about to celebrate 50 years this Labour weekend. Barrie and Marguerite Clubb are still going strong with recording musical performances at their fantastic earthy Greendale venue. Bruce Lemming has recently be made a life member of the musos club. Roger Hanson has taken on the role of Treasurer and Secretary from Warrick Fussell who had replaced Pat Hannah who retired from the committee. Another new recruit is Brian Clarke of the Meanies Band. Christchurchs Mr Music, Charlie Jemmett is now in full swing at the New Brighton Market on Saturdays and the Riccarton Market on Sunday. Charlie loves a good chat, so stop by. Something to look forward to is a concert by the Swan Sisters (Amiria Grenell and Amy Grace) for our musicians club KLM series which is being held at the Ara Music Arts Auditorium at 6-10pm on Nov 16th. $10 entry. Now a wee reflection, some blues. Sadly in the last few years we have lost many first class local muso's to the great gig in the sky. We remember Stu Buchanan, Doug Petrie, Brian Ringrose, Mita Edwards, Peter Hanson, Trevor Latham, Jim Phillips, Dean Luke and Phil Garland. A big music supporter was Hans Schuitman who started the Flaxwood Festivals which also became a wee tribute to another local legend, Murry Wood. Our events hostess Pat had her car broken into and the clubs laptop with heaps of club info was taken. Maybe whoever did the dirty deed will want to join up. Ralph and Jan, part of the committee, are taking over running the membership side of the club which is now free to join.